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Farish Family Lights

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Hello all,

 I am not having a good day at all. I was testing my controller and found out that it had gave up the ghost.  I was getting ready for Halloween this yeas and wanted to test out some things and the controller was dead. I do not have the money to replace the controller or even send it to Light-O-Rama to get it fixed as I am on a fixed income being disabled. I would .love to be able to have my display for Halloween and Christmas this year.

If there is anyone that could help me I would be forever grateful.

Thanks,

Doug

 

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there is a guy on here selling controllers for around 110 to 135 each. He has them listed with whatever is wrong , some is a bad triac etc. Look him up he will do you right on them and that will give you time to get yours fixed later on down the road. Hope it works out for ya, good luck

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Thanks Don for your answer. I would love to be able to to that but even that much is to much for me right now. I am disabled and on a fixed income and the wife just lost her nob this last week. Again thanks again for the reply.

Doug

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Can you afford to ship it back to LOR? If you open a ticket and so it they may be able to fix it up. Just explain your situation. If it's nothing too serious they may just repair it fir shipping cost.

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12 hours ago, Farish Family Lights said:

  I am not having a good day at all. I was testing my controller and found out that it had gave up the ghost.  I was getting ready for Halloween this yeas and wanted to test out some things and the controller was dead. I do not have the money to replace the controller or even send it to Light-O-Rama to get it fixed as I am on a fixed income being disabled. I would .love to be able to have my display for Halloween and Christmas this year.

If there is anyone that could help me I would be forever grateful.

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles Doug.  I presume that you have checked the fuses.  Other than that I don't know enough about controllers to be able to help you fix it but I think Joe is onto something there.  Why don't you call LOR and talk to them about it.  If they are willing to fix it you can ship it to them in a priority mail box (get one from the P.O.) for about 8 bucks.

TED

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